Two juveniles landed behind bars after they allegedly stole two scooters this week, apprehended by officers before the owner even knew his property was stolen.
Interim Police Chief Jay Winstead said the thefts occurred Sunday night at a residence on Lamar Avenue.
“Patrolling officer Patrick Jaco spotted the juveniles on the scooters and attempted to stop them,” Winstead said. “The two male teenagers attempted to flee with one stopping shortly afterward, and he was taken into custody.”
The second juvenile then ditched the scooter in front of Lindsey Lawn Apartments, where he also lives. He was soon also taken into custody by officers.
“We then notified the property owner who wasn’t even aware his scooters had been stolen at the time,” Winstead said. “Diligent patrolling noticed something out of place and was able to catch these suspects on their own.”
The suspects are both 16 years old and will be charged as juveniles. However, it was later discovered that one of the males was wanted on an indictment for a previous robbery charge within the city. It is anticipated that he will be charged as an adult in connection with that previous crime.
In other arrests, Renee Ward was charged with three counts of credit card fraud, totaling $41,500. She was arrested on a warrant by Sgt. Joseph Pinkston.
Three domestic violence arrests were also made by officers. Alan Singleton, Edgar Brown and Shania Taylor were all three charged with domestic violence in three separate incidents.